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NBC
Jul 26, 2010 3:05am EDT
quote resident. >> i had hank in u.s. history. he knew a lot of people. he was comfortable with a lot of different groups. >> reporter: the alpha male, seth cravens? well, he loved playing football, but not for nothing was his nickname "moose knuckle". >> seth was physically imposing but as a football player didn't have that ability to just plug into what his responsibilities were. >> reporter: maybe because the team he seemed to care most about was the bird rock bandits. he was sort of a ring leader of that group? >> he was a bit o a leader. the others, with the exception of hank, were a bit more of a follower type. and rather easily led maybe. >> reporter: la jolla high sends 90% of its student office to college. an exceptional number. but out of the five bird rock bandits hendricks made the football team at the university of new hampshire and the rest
NBC
Jul 26, 2010 7:00pm EDT
whistleblower website wikileaks.org. and they have more. some of the documents ripped the cover off the u.s.-led war effort in afghanistan. they tell a story that some veterans of the region know full well. more civilian deaths than are ever reported, unexplained american deaths, questionable battlefield tactics and a mission just not going that well. this comes just as the u.s., of course, is gearing up this new push in the conflict. we have two reports to start off with tonight. first, our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this massive leak provides incredible detail and insight into the u.s. war in afghanistan. day by day, battle by battle it's a tough look at the worst of the war. the staggering mountain of documents, nearly 92,000, covers a six-year stretch of the war ending last december when the u.s. war effort was failing and the taliban was on the rise. the secret documents were released by the whistleblower website wikileaks and its founder, julian assange. >> the real story of this material is that it's war. it's one dam
CBS
Jul 26, 2010 6:30pm EDT
new questions about the war in afghanistan and whether a key u.s. ally is helping the enemy. i'm katie couric. also tonight an exclusive cbs news interview with the president of iran. mahmoud ahmadinejad denies he's aiding the taliban and accuses president obama of snubbing him. a shake-up is expected to put an american in charge of b.p. while tony heyward could walk away with an ocean of severance pay. and steve hartman takes the temperature of the nation and finds we're running hot. >> i wish it were winter. >> reporter: and cold. >> i love the heat. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the obama administration is dealing with a serious breach of national security tonight. tens of thousands of classified documents about the war in afghanistan leaked and posted on the web. at a time when more than 60% of americans believe the war is not going well, the documents provide some evidence to back that up. more than 91,000 were leaked to wikileaks dot-org which put 76,00
CBS
Jul 26, 2010 7:00pm EDT
how the u.s. has been losing the war in afghanistan one day at a time. >> the real story of this material is that it's war. it's one damned thing after another. >> reporter: julian assange the head of wikileaks which posted the documents on the web hopes researchers will mine them for a real picture of the war. this new trove covers six years of war in afghanistan through kind of reports both accurate and inaccurate every commander receives at his morning briefing. >> small arms fire and rpg. >> reporter: for instance, this report of the first use of the heat-seeking surface-to- air missile against an american aircraft. a weapon that would cripple u.s. air power if the taliban ever got them in large numbers. most of the reports document what is already well known. for years the u.s. has not had enough troops in afghanistan. resulting in this record of a remote outpost calling for help as they are nearly overrun. we are taking casualties. enemy in the wild. the afghan government has been corrupt and inefficient. according to this document, the general view of the afghans is that t
ABC
Jul 26, 2010 4:30am EDT
military documents in u.s. history threaten to undermine support pour the war in afghanistan. >> more than 90,000 documents leaked to a whistle-blower site than official records have ever portrayed. >> this morning, the white house and pentagon are in damage control mode. nick schifrin is in kabul. we begin with john hendren in washington. >> reporter: good morning. most of the tens of thousands of documents are what's called raw intelligence submitted by junior officers. but u.s. intelligence, as well as everyone else are now sifting through them. this flood of documents was written through january 2004 to january 2009. underfunded and undersupported, despite a taliban insurgency at that growing strongerer and fiercer. the white house immediately condemned the leak saying those conditions were exactly why the president announced a new strategy and a troop surge this year. still, the white house is struggling to stem the damage. >> it will create a lot of tension. the national security adviser just put out a release saying this thanes national security. there's a lot ever detail in th
CNN
Jul 26, 2010 5:00pm EDT
key u.s. ally playing a role in the deaths of american troops? i'm going to ask pakistan's ambassador to the u.s. about these disturbing allegations. >>> and the case of the disappearing oil. why officials in the gulf say they are not finding much crude left on the water surface? wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux and you're in "the situation room." >>> well, some are calling it one of the biggest leaks in u.s. military history. in the league of the pentagon papers. those revelations about the vietnam war. but today the white house contends that there isn't much new in the thousands of afghan war logs posted online by the group wikileaks. some powerful members of congress, well, they're not so sure. they say the documents raised some serious questions about u.s. policy toward afghanistan and neighboring pakistan. i want to begin with our senior white house correspondent ed henry and what was startling and what was -- stood out in my mind when i saw the white house today was that they are not saying that the contents, the information inside, is inaccurate. they'
FOX News
Jul 26, 2010 7:00pm EDT
lockerbie bomber. what the u.s. asked scotland to do with the man who killed almost 200 americans. and they were planning their daughter's funeral when suddenly -- >> -- we made a mistake. abby is alive. >> we're still in shock. >> shepard: tonight, one family's miracle leaves another in mourning. first this monday night 92,000 documents on the war in afghanistan. the bottom line? we're not winning. the taliban are stronger than they have been since 2001. and pakistan? evidence that pakistan's intelligence agency is helping the enemy. the u.s. government gives pakistan more than $1 billion a year to help fight the taliban. and, instead, documentation of the pakistani government actually working with the militants who were trying to kill u.s. forces in afghanistan. the classified documents posted on the web site wiki leaks. its founder a few weeks ago gave them to newspapers including the "new york times" so that they could analyze the files before they were posted. the "new york times" reports the documents reveal among other things pakistan let members of the spy service meet directly with
CNN
Jul 26, 2010 6:00am EDT
they're raising new questions about u.s. military strategy and whether pakistan, america's critical ally in the region, has been aiding the enemy. a live report is just ahead. >>> fast moving storms spawning tornadoes and cutting paths of destruction from the midwest to the northeast. homes have been torn apart and trees knocked down. live in the extreme weather center with where the threat is this morning. >>> and the "a.m. fix" blog is up and running. join the live conversation right now. just go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> but first, day 98 of the gulf oil spill and it may be tony hayward's last. the company could announce that he is done during a keyboard meeting in london today. many residents of the gulf coast say his words were salt on an already gushing wound and he became the poster boy for bad press saying the spill was relatively tiny, the environmental impact would be small, that he wanted his own life back when 1 people died in the initial disaster. phil beck is live at bp headquarters in london in morning. do we know if we're going to hear anything about tony hayward's futur
FOX News
Jul 26, 2010 1:00pm EDT
classified information that any number of u.s. service members could have access to, but it's obviously something that the pentagon is quite concerned about, that this has now been made public for people all over the world to see, shannon. shannon: with that in mind, mike, what are we hearing from wickileaks about this massive release of classified information, any hint that we should expect more to come? >> reporter: the founder did say, shannon, they have about 15,000 other documents that they have not yet released and he predicted that there would be more leaks to come as well. so all indications are that he is waiting for the right opportunity to get maximum media exposure. it's quite clear that this guy is clearly antiwar and trying to undermine support for the war and a lot of the key countries' contributing troops to the afghan effort. here's more from the wickileaks founder earlier today. >> the coverup, all sorts of crimes, begins at the bottom and moves its way to the top so it is quite hard to enact a new policy and have it filtered down to a change in practice. >> reporter:
NBC
Jul 25, 2010 5:30pm PDT
will be lost to the oil spill and u.s. government officials say it is the position of ceo of bp. a post held by tony hayward since 2007 until apparently very soon. since the oil started gushing back in april, bp has tried to weather its own storm surrounding it. and ceo tony hayward as the public face of the company has only made waves. >> i'm not stonewalling. >>> he stated that the size of the spill is tiny compared to the size of the gulf of mexico. while the crisis roiled, he attended a yacht race and then these memorable words. >> i'd like my life back. >> well, now it looks like he has it. reportedly, bp's board has been negotiating his departure and he may resign as early as tomorrow. one day before the board is set to announce a huge second quarter loss. bp is saying mr. hayward remains the chief executive officer and has the full confidence of our board and senior management. calling the reports just rumors and speculation. on the front lines today, boats that had to leave ahead of the storm are back. to continue preparing to kill the well and skim the oil. the view from a
FOX News
Jul 26, 2010 6:00pm EDT
service is directly helping the taliban that is killing u.s. soldiers in afghanistan. white house correspondent is at the pentagon tonight with the details. u.s. officials are assessing the damage after the leak of 91,000 classified from january of 2004 to december of 2009. the information released by an antiwar website is described by the military as "secret battlefield reports," which are critical of pakistan intelligence helping the insurgency suggesting that taliban have been equipped with missiles and contain information of civilian casualties. at the white house an effort to say that while there are national security concerns about the massive leak, there is nothing terribly new. >> the content as much as it is their names, their operations, logistics, sources, all of that information out in a public way has the potential to do harm. >> the u.s. has expressed anger at pakistan for allowing al qaeda and taliban to have safe haven on the soil and frustration not not taking the fight to them but the former head of the c.i.a. says the u.s. wanted too much. >> for us to expect th
FOX News
Jul 26, 2010 3:00pm EDT
u.s. military and say here's what we got. is this sensitive information. hears more from the pentagon spokesman. >> i don't know where they would possibly have the expertise warehoused within in website to render judgment on whether or not the documents could adversely impact our forces or coalition partners are. >> after covering this building and the white house, leaks within the top levels of the u.s. government make government officials crazy,. >> shepard: of course but we're not talking about the substance. part of the substance, mike, is that the pakistanis have been helping the afghanistan insurgents trying to kill and do kill american and coalition forces. what are they saying about these accusations regarding pakistan? >> at the pentagon they're careful because the fact it's listed on a website doesn't mean it's no longer classified. at the white house, robert gibbs went out of his way to say the information released has been talked about u.s. officials publicly. there are concerns about pakistan and whether pakistan was taking the fight to the enemy in tribal regions. at thi
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2010 12:00pm EDT
cooperating with the taliban. documents show u.s. special opposite forces targeted militants without trial. records detail multiple civilian deaths at the hand of coalition troops that were previously unreported. the wikileaks honcho charged the documents appear to indicate war crimes. >> it's clear it will shape an understanding of what the past six years of war has been like and the course of the war needs to be changed. >> the white house, great britain's government and pakistan have condemned the released of those classified documents. afghan government says it's shocked, but the information is mostly old. nbc news national investigative correspondent michael isikoff joins me now. what is most damaging to the american administration's in terms of these released documents? >> i think the details about the pakistani intelligence services cooperation with elements of the taliban and the hakani it in work. these are enemies of the united states and afghanistan, enemies of the cia. we've been trying to kill these people. what the documents show, reflects long-standing concerns by many
CNN
Jul 26, 2010 1:00pm EDT
-seeking missiles to shoot down u.s. helicopters and other air crafts. these missiles helped afghan guerillas defeat the soviet occupation in the 19el 80s. there were a huge number of civilians caught in the cross fire in land and air operations and also seek let u.s. commando raids against taliban leaders, some successful, others resulting in civilian deaths. >>> again, one of the most devastating points in these documents is the allegation that pakistan's spy agency is supplying weapons, training and even planning some operations for the afghan taliban. now, on friday, i spoke with matt waldman, this is before these wikileaks were made. matt waldman is an independent analyst who, through his own research, has come to the same conclusion about pakistan's intelligence agency, helping the taliban. he has visited afghanistan numerous times, and interviewed taliban field commanders, taliban officials, foreign diplomats, and other analysts. here's part of what he told us. >> well, this is research that we conducted over six months, and as you say, we interviewed a very large number of i
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2010 10:00am EDT
put at risk. the u.s. military desperately tries to find two navy sailors who is believed to have been captured by the taliban. still a lot of unanswered questions about what happened to the two sailors. >> still not much new this morning. a massive search is underway looking for these two missing sailors. still unclear how they drove from kabul and ended up in what u.s. military officials called the heart of taliban territory where officials say they were involved in a shoot out. one was apparently killed and is another is in custody. u.s. officials can't confirm that. the search goes on. the big concern is that the taliban will take them into pakistan where they will be well out of the military's reach. >> let's get back to the 90,000 plus koumts. what's the reaction there at the pentagon? >> the reaction here from the administration actually is focused on what most interests the u.s. and that is the claims in these documents. evidence according to some officials that there were direct links and that the pakistani government officials and per happens in the military were supporting t
WHUT
Jul 26, 2010 7:00am EDT
is "gmt." leaking secrets about the afghan conference, u.s. documents reveal nearly 200 civilians were killed in unreported incidents. the papers show evidence that iran and pakistan supported the taliban insurgency. >> fiction that is being sold as intelligence. >> guilty of crimes against humanity, the first conviction of the khmer rouge regime in cambodia. permission to leave, the head of bp, the company still struggling to bring an end to the gulf of mexico oil spill. what are the latest sanctions due to be imposed by the european union? hello, welcome to "gmt." the leak of secret military documents, killed by nato forces but never reported. more than 90,000 military records offer a glimpse into the raw intelligence gathered in afghanistan from 2004 to 2009. publishing confidential documents on the internet, the guardian newspaper in britain, new york times, were given to -- given advance access. first, this report from family you can in. >> a massive picture of war without the public relations block. the failures of the afghan campaign have been revealed for the first time. t
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2010 9:00am EDT
the base in kabul which has many u.s. officials baffled because they drove apparently right into the heart of taliban territory. these were not rookies. they were not cowboys. they were experienced sailors, experienced service members in afghanistan. and nobody figures out how they make that mistake. the taliban claims they killed one and held another hostage. u.s. can't confirm that. but intense search is under way and talking about pakistan, u.s. military officials are deeply concerned that the taliban may try to spirit the two sailors out of afghanistan into pakistan well out of the u.s. military's reach. >> all right. jim miklaszewski, a busy day at the pentagon today for you. we'll be checking with you again. thanks very much. >>> bp executives are publicly saying no decision made on the future of tony hayward but the much-criticized ceo is said to be out. what are we hearing from bp on this? i mean, in many cases, i don't think anybody's shocked that hayward is going to be out of a job by the end of the year because of the public relations fiasco. how quickly will this happ
ABC
Jul 25, 2010 6:00pm PDT
tony hayward is out. a senior u.s. government official says hayward is being replaced by possibly the managing directly, bob dudly. hayward angered gulf coast residents after saying he wanted his life back in the weeks following the oil rig explosion. we have more. >> no one who wants this thing over more than i do. i want my life back. >> reporter: he may be close to getting his wish. the an an is reporting he will be ousted this week. b.p. has denied the report. it's welcome news for frustrated louisiana locals. >> we need to get our way of life back. our life back, as he wanted. and the only way we're going to do that if with somebody on the ground that has the common-sense approach, that can make decisions quickly. >> reporter: work on drilling a relief well has resumed less than a day after tropical storm bonnie blew through. retired admiral thad allen said they may by able to kill the well in a week. >> the opt -- optimum outcome is to proceed with. >> the archbishop urging parishioners not to lose hope. >> the future is uncertain but god it your 0, -- rock, and he will neve
CBS
Jul 25, 2010 11:00pm PDT
. >>> good evening. bp may have a new ceo as early as tomorrow. a senior u.s. government official says tony hayward might be out. who might be replace him and how people in the gulf are reacting to the news. >> reporter: cbs news has learned bp's cheep executive is expected to step down some time after monday's meeting. a spokesperson said tony remains the spokesperson of bp. he has the confidence of the board and senior management. bob dudley considered for ceo in 2007 but lost out to hayward. he's an american born just 65 miles from the gulf coast. as the news of his departure started circulating, the government's point man for the spill reiterated his top priority is sealing the job well. >> focus on community effort and i'll continue to do that regardless of who is in charge of who i work with. >> reporter: all along the gulf coast talk inevitably turn today hayward. >> if it sank or something happens it's your fault. >> reporter: he's come under sharp credit can i feel about comments he's made about the spill. >> i'd love my life back. >> reporter: now that tropical storm bonnie i
ABC
Jul 25, 2010 11:00pm PDT
documents in u.s. history. the papers dated from 2004 to 2009 reveal how pakistan spy agency guided the insurgency in afghanistan. the files also explain how a secret special forces unit hunts down taliban leaders for kill or capture without a trial and how the taliban acquired surface to air missiles. the online whistle blower organization provided the information but the source is believed to be a u.s. army analyst arrested in iraq and already charged with leaking is classified information. >>> this sunday in afghanistan the taliban claimed responsibility for killing one u.s. sailor and capturing another during an ambush. u.s. forces come firm two navy personnel went missing friday. there is an offer of a $20,000 for information about their where abouts. >> from what i know right now and again i don't have all the details on this, this is an unusual circumstance. >> despite this admiral mike mullen says he is more optimistic than ever that the u.s. mission in afghanistan can be accomplished but he warns as more u.s. troops arrive there, there will be more instances where troops are in
CBS
Jul 26, 2010 4:00am EDT
"times" was granted early access to the document and says they also suggest the u.s. feared pakistan may have actually helped the taliban. in a statement sunday, national security adviser general james jones called the leak a threat to national security, which could put the lives of americans and our partner at risk. the documents are largely what's called raw intelligence, reports from junior officers in the field that analysts use to advise policymakers. the website first gained international attention in april when it posted this classified helicopter cockpit video of a 2007 attack in baghdad. the clip apparently shows u.s. army helicopters firing on suspected insurgents. among the dead were believed to be two journalist. the u.s. military has charged bradley manning with passing along the information. as for this latest leak, one u.s. official says it may take days to comb through all of the documents and figure out exactly how much damage has been done. and the site says the document, quote, don't generally cover top-secret operations and they say they are delaying the release o
NBC
Jul 26, 2010 7:00am EDT
, and they paint a devastating picture of the war in afghanistan. >>> this, as u.s. forces launch a manhunt for two american sailors who vanished three days ago. >>> top kill. bp's embattled ceo tony hayward reportedly set to be shown the door as the company's board meets today. will a change at the helm help bp's reputation with america? >>> and painful mix-up. police confuse a young survivor of an accident with another girl who died. this morning we'll hear from the father who spent a week at the bedside of a girl who turned out to be someone else's daughter. the tragic story today, monday, to be someone else's daughter. the tragic story today, monday, july 26, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. those documents on the website called wikileaks could be the largest unauthorized disclosure in u.s. history. they are painting a blaeak picture. >> 92,000 documents. they span six years. the u.s. is saying the leak jeopardizes those serving in the region. who leaked the reports
ABC
Jul 25, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. a senior u.s. government official says the company's chief executive, tony hayward, is being replaced and could be gone as early as tomorrow. he you're looking at a live picture off the well. we have more. >> there's no one that wants this thing orr more than i do i want my life back. >> reporter: he may be close to getting his wish. he is reported by going to be out the this week. >> we need to get our life back, as he wanted, and the only way we're going to do that is with somebody on the ground that has the common-sense approach to make decisions quickly. >> reporter: work on drilling a relief well has resumed after morning -- more than a day. they may be able to kill the damaged well in a week. >> the opt -- optimum you can can is to proceed with the project. >> reporter: the ashe -- -- the future is uncertain but god is your rock. and he will never abandon you. >> reporter: that faith, mixed with forgiveness, for man who said he needed the most, hayward. >> all of us say things we regret saying later. and i feel sorry for him. >> reporter: if hayward is ousted, he will p
CBS
Jul 25, 2010 5:30pm PDT
intensifies for a missing u.s. sailor. the trade the taliban is calling for. >>> i was traumatized. i started crying. >>> a young girl killed in a bay area fire. why neighbors fear they will see more of these tragedies. >>> the report that's he is stepping down. what we know about a shakeup at the top of bp. i'm ann notarangelo. the news starts right now. a funeral today for a napa soldier killed in afghanistan earlier this month. the funeral comes as concern grows about the american sailors missing in afghanistan. don knapp is here with the latest. >> reporter: it's shaping up to be the deadliest month in afghanistan for u.s. troops. as the search continues for two u.s. sailors believed captured by the taliban. he was a napa high school grad and at the time of his death in afghanistan, at 21 years of age, army specialist chase stanley served a 15 month tour in iraq. he was killed july 14th when an ied destroyed their vehicle. kyle davenport served with him from day one in the army through service in iraq for four years. >> he's a great man. made sure that he took care of everybody ar
ABC
Jul 26, 2010 5:00am EDT
desperate search continues for two u.s. sailors missing in afghanistan. but the taliban claims their role is in all this. >>> lisa baden has a check of it's not back-to-school, it's forward to what's next with an hp netbook, samsung reality or lg cosmos for under $20 after rebate. >>> coming up on 5:10 on this monday morning. last night was active as well as the afternoon, many trees foresthill down due to wind damage. -- trees down. we had some wind gusts yesterday at 58 miles an hour, mainly centered in montgomery county, in the gaithersburg area, and towards rockville. temperatures right now are around 70 degrees. humidity will be dropping to russia to the day. piketon pager of 90 with a lot of sunshine. much cooler. -- high temperatures of 90 today. >>> new york avenue is closed in both directions between first northeast and first northwest. police are investigating an incident that happened during the storm. new york avenue will not be an option for you between first northeast and first to a west. it's complicated to report as far as traffic along bladensburg road. we are wrecki
ABC
Jul 26, 2010 2:05am EDT
. hellpresident and ceoly, of the ford motor company. in an average week in the u.s., thousands of babies are born prematurely and develop lifelong health problems or disabilities. that is why thousands of families and business leaders will once again join together to support the march of dimes in our nation's oldest walk fundraiser, the march for babies. i am proud to be one of the national co-chairs for the 2010 march for babies. together with the u.a.w., we are committed to raising awareness and funding from volunteers like you. your funds support research and community programs to ensure that someday, all babies will be born healthier and lead happier lives. volunteers enabled the march of dimes to conquer polio. we are confident that, with your help, we can walk together toward a healthier future for our nation's babies and have fun. please join us. register today at marchforbabies.org. >>> afghan anxiety. the desperate search for missing sailors and a huge leak of classified information from the battle front. >>> then, chief change. bp's top executive, tony hey ward, heads out while
ABC
Jul 26, 2010 3:05am EDT
the long term. what do you advise some. >> right now, i think the markets not only in the u.s., but globally are very attractive right now, and what i see particularly attractive are dividend-paying stocks. with interest rates so low, you can pick up dividend-paying stocks or portfolios of dividend paying stocks toward those stocks which are yielding three 3% to 4% that is longer than long-term treasury bonds. >> jeremy, ask you about the reform. the president signed the financial regulatory reform law this week. what do you think this regulation means for the financial stability and economic growth. do you think the financial services industry will look very different say two years out? >> probably not. a lot of the worst measures were toned down. the 50 to $75 million bank bailout fund which by the way, now looks like the government for fannie and freddie will be making money on its investments in the bank and it seems to be that that was not a necessary feature. a lot of those were eliminated at the end. it depends on the regulators that they put in. there's a lot of flexibility.
FOX News
Jul 26, 2010 9:00am EDT
owner responding to claims that the report will put the lives of u.s. troops at risk. >> i think it's too early to say yet. it's clear that it will shave an understanding of what the past six years of war last been like, and that the costs of the what are needs to change, the manner in which it needs to change is not yet clear. bill: we are digging keeper on that today. it's a major headline. i'm bill hemmer. martha has vacation. >> reporter: i'm in for her. the move is sparking anger from the pentagon to the white house. gym jones is calling it irresponsible sphao fox news has not confirmed the ahh then advertise a see of the reports but they are sending ripples throughout washington. some of the most damaging aspects of the leaked documents are what, mike. >> reporter: bill, juliet good morning. the most damaging aspect is pointing the finger at pakistan over its roll helping the taliban. the isi is accused of aiding and in some cases funding the inch insurgency against u.s. troops in afghanistan. in the 91,000 documents covering january 2004 to december 2009 is some revolutions abo
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2010 4:00pm EDT
reported hasn't in many ways been publicly discussed either by you all or by representatives of the u.s. government for quite some time. >> whether you buy that or not t reports are raising new questions about the war effort. what does it mean for the administration's efforts in pakistan and afghanistan? matt, let me start with you, when do the republicans finally make it full circle and flip on afghanistan and pretend they were never for the war in the first place? >> that in a sense happened. ann coulter joins on with blankley, who is long opposed to aversion. there's a real argument. it could be the republicans are being opportunistic and playing politics, you could also argue president obama changed the war. initially there was a very small footprint. the goal was to stop terrorism. now we see nation building. i think it is starting to happen. >> we purposely didn't care. we didn't do anything. now that obama is trying, it's obviously his fault. >> i got to tell you that matt should make sure that he double checks where those documents -- what time period those documents cover. >> i
ABC
Jul 25, 2010 5:30pm PDT
series of .f public relations gaffes. osenior u.s. official tells the associated press, hayward's removal is a done deal, making him the first top bp official to lose his job since the spill. but he's not leaving empty handed. pension make fs and a huge t.nsion make for a golden is inute. matt gutman is in the gulf tonight. tonigh matt? ma >> reporter: bill, tony hayward bp's he public face of bp's publicdisaster, its public elations failure. whilehile he took great pains to apologize for the oil spill, it's the other it's the other things he said that may have been his undoing. get infamously, that he wanted his life back. ely e-- he may get it. it's widely expected the embattled ceo will be forced out by the by the company's board when it meets tomorrow. rrow.eplacement? bob dudley, the mississippian ho soothed tensions where thed tensions. to stoke them. at first, hayward, an engineer gachs.ining, emerged as earnest, but prone to gaffes. >> i think the environmental impact of this disaster has been asry, very modest. ry reporter: but there was one o sealeems to seal his fate. >
FOX News
Jul 26, 2010 11:00am EDT
managed to obtain a memo from the deputy head of the u.s. mission in london to a scottish official that indicates the u.s. was notified about scotland's plans to release the libyan intelligence agent blamed for the pan am bombing, though it indicates u.s. permission was ago. magra he was israel dollars based on the assessment the cancer left him only three months to live. the memo makes clear the u.s. was released but said if magra he would be released, the u.s. referred him be released in scotland and turn over to a libyan prison. mag heie is still alive, a doctor says he could be around ten more years. two hundred seventy people died in the pan am bombing, most americans, jenna. jenna: bring us back to the date of that release, wendell. why would the u.s. not support a prisoner transfer to libya? >> well, it may be the u.s. certainly has no confidence in the libyan judicial system and it may than they didn't want to set a precedent of prisoner transfer with that country. remember, libya is the country that convicted 5bu 4ru6789 -- 3w-6789 u luvment garian nursing and a doctor to
CBS
Jul 26, 2010 12:00pm PDT
in u.s. military history. a whistle-blowing web site has published nearly 100,000 documents about the war in afghanistan. and joel brown on the information that critics say could put american lives at risk. >> the founder of the web site defended his decision to go public with over 90,000 classified documents, which he gave to journalists and posted online. >> it does appear to be evidence of war crimes in the material. >> reporter: it could be the biggest leak ever, of classified documents. most are reports from the field, and they reveal secret u.s. commando units had killed afghan civilians when targeting insurgent leaders and taliban fighters have used heat-seeking missiles to shoot down american aircraft. many of the documents also suggest pakistan spy agencies could be helping the taliban in afghanistan, in its war against u.s. and afghan forces. the white house officials note that most of these documents covered the period before president obama took office. but top aides here were furious over the web site's decision to make the information public. the national security ad
FOX
Jul 26, 2010 6:00am PDT
u.s. military records posted on line. what secrets are revealed. we will have the story when the morning news continues. presenting the cadillac "summer's best" sales event. a fantastic opportunity to get a great offer on an all new cadillac srx luxury collection crossover... ..with a bose premium sound system. and an ultra-view sunroof designed to let more summer time in. summer brings out the best in all of us, so now's the perfect time to get behind the wheel of a new cadillac. hurry in for great lease or purchase offers on an all new srx during cadillac's summer's best sales event going on now at your cadillac dealer. >>> good morning to you. look back. a short final ago the founder of the wicki leaks website said there appears to be evidence of war crimes in the more than 90,000 classified u.s. military records posted on line. scott mcfarlane has late details live this morning in our washington, d.c. bureau, scott, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. really an unprecedented release of military information and as you mentioned the website's editors defended what t
CNN
Jul 26, 2010 9:00am EDT
taliban. the taliban is using portable heat-seeking missiles against u.s. aircraft. secret commando units are working off a capture kill list of 70 insurgent commanders. julian is defending the move. >> the material doesn't reveal just cases by the u.s. military. of course, as the u.s. military is reporting on all the abuses by the taliban and suicide bombers and ieds going off and so on, so it does describe the abuses by both sides in this war. and that's how people can really understand what is actually going on and whether they choose to support it or not. >> joining me now from london, our senior national correspondent nick robertson and rezla sayid. nick, we'll start with you. does this compromise the security of our allies as members of the white house have clearly said? >> it certainly is going to have some sources looking at what they are saying, who they are saying it to and what are the consequences if they get caught as a result of these types of leaks in the future. if you are compromising your sources, then you are compromising your source. is anyone going to die as a result
PBS
Jul 26, 2010 6:00pm EDT
documents detailing five years of u.s. war efforts in afghanistan. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, authors steve coll and phil smucker assess what the secret material says about the conduct of the war. >> woodruff: phil shenon of the "daily beast" updates us on what is wikileaks and who is behind it. >> brown: fred de sam lazaro reports on the first sentence handed down by a war crimes tribunal to a member of cambodia's "killing fields" regime. >> woodruff: john merrow wraps up his series about the top to bottom efforts by a school superintendent to reform the new orleans public education system after hurricane katrina. >> making promises, talking publicly about all the big changes he's going to make in the schools. well, it's been three years, time for paul vallas's report card. >> brown: and we look at the impact of the americans with disabilities act on this, the 20th anniversary of the law. >> he didn't come because politicians thought it was a good idea. it came because people with disabilities fought and said we're going to be equal. we're going to h
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2010 1:00pm EDT
military were not only encouraging, but supporting the taliban in their attacks on afghan and u.s. military forces inside afghanistan. what is interesting, however, while washington is focused on that aspect of the documents, in a news conference with julian esange, the founder of wikileaks in london today, the discussion was all about war crimes. he said that was in part the driving force behind his publishing these leaked documents in trying to, what he said essentially, change or i suspect, end the course of the war there in afghanistan. >> is the pentagon pushing back hard on these allegations of war crimes? >> they are not, actually. they are going to take their time and say it could take days or weeks before they pore over all these documents to determine what is real, hypothetical and what is just plain false. they are not jumping into any conclusions here about the documents themselves. they, too, of course are condemning the release as national security advisor jim jones did. in fact, claiming that it puts american men and women on the ground. afghan forces, and something
ABC
Jul 26, 2010 3:35am EDT
holding the other one hostage. the u.s. has not confirmed that report or said why the servicemen put themselves in harm's way. >>> the dead toll has risen to 19 after a stampede at a german music festival. organizers of the so-called love parade face some tough questions about why hundreds of thousands of people were funneled through a single highway underpass into the site. witnesses described a desperate scene there as people literally piled up on each other or scrambled over others who had fallen. >>> it is revolutionary day in cuba, and former president fidel castro has made another public appearance. castro was seen outside havana for the first time since giving up power four years ago. the 84-year-old wore an olive-green shirt that looked like the military uniform he wore for decades. lately he has been seen in track suits. >>> flood damage from this weekend's disastrous dam break in eastern iowa is estimated to be well into the millions, and the threat from surging water is not over yet. the maquoketa river is expected to crest today at a record high of more than 32 feet.
ABC
Jul 26, 2010 6:00am EDT
he will do so if this country is attacked by neighboring colombia. the u.s. is the biggest buyer of a venezuelan oil. if he carries out the threat, it would be a big blow to his own country's economy. >>> wall street is looking to keep its momentum going as corporate earnings season heats up. stocks surged last week, with the dow jones adding 226 points. profits are booming at some of the nation's biggest companies, sending garrett shares higher. eight out of 10 companies have beat expectations. burger king is looking to take a bite out of mcdonald's breakfast business. it's launching a kids breakfast meals starting today that would include an egg and cheese sandwich, apple slices, apple juice, and a toy. the fest would market is currently dominated by mcdonald's. >>> leonardo dicaprio's will be held on to the top spot for the second straight week, earning another $43 million. that beat angelina jolie's new spy thriller. coming up on "good morning america", all with you like doing the job you love without leaving home? the experts show you how after your morning news. i'm rob nelson
FOX
Jul 25, 2010 5:00pm PDT
not the first time the tax man has taken issue with him. >>> the u.s. is trying to find two missing servicemen that the taliban has claimed to have captured. we'll have the latest on the war in afghanistan, coming up. >>> and rescue workers in china desperately search for victims of a landslide. why chinese officials are expecting more devastating weather, next in the news of the world. >>> price of gasoline has picked up slightly over the last few weeks. a new survey of gas stations released today shows the price of regular unleaded rose to $2.73 nationally, an increase of almost a penny. in the bay area, over the last month, prices rose about 2 to 3- cents a gallon. average price in oakland is $3.18. in san francisco, it's $3.24. and in san jose, it's $3.17. >>> oil giant bp confirmed it will begin drilling off the coast of libya in the next few weeks. the deep water drilling will take place in the gulf of serta, amid major concerns over bp's environmental and safety record after the gulf of mexico oil spill. the deal also follows reports that bp lobbied for the release of the loc
FOX
Jul 25, 2010 10:00pm EDT
one and says i holding the other hostage. but the u.s. hasn't confirmed that. connor powell is in kandahar with the latest details on the efforts to find these men. >> reporter: the u.s. military has launched a full-scale search and rescue operation to find these two missing u.s. service members. they are search the area where they were last seen by air with helicopters and planes. on the ground they've set up military checkpoints checking vehicles as they come and go and n. and out of the area. according to u.s. military officials, the two members that are of the military that are missing are members of the united states navy. the sailors were last seen leaving a base in kabul sometime friday afternoon in an armored vehicle. not clear whether or not they were on an official mission or if they just happened to leave the base for some other reason. the military's not saying why they actually did leave. now, afghan government officials in logar province south of kabul say there was a brief fire fight between this vehicle and the taliban, and that the taliban ultimately captured thes
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